Insurance Choice Awards 2017 Launches

Today we’re launching the second annual Insurance Choice Awards. 

The Insurance Choice Awards aim to find the best insurance companies in the UK by giving the UK public the chance to vote for the insurers that they do business with. A range of insurance products are included, from core general insurance products like car and home through to life insurance products, as well as more niche product-types.

After the success of our inaugural campaign, this year the Insurance Choice Awards will help over two million UK consumers find the best insurance providers. Winners last year included leading insurance firms like Direct Line Group and LV= through to dedicated specialist insurers like World First and CoverCloud...but who will win this year?

What’s different about the Insurance Choice Awards?

Our awards are voted for by the general public - the people who are using insurance products day-to-day. They’re not decided by a judging panel of experts, or awarded by sponsors. Only the UK public can decide who wins. That’s why our awards truly help to deliver our mission: “Putting customers at the heart of the industry”

Mike Fotis, the Founder of Smart Money People said, "The Insurance Choice Awards are fast becoming a go-to reference point for consumers looking for the very best insurance providers in the UK. We run these awards to further our mission of increasing trust and transparency in the industry. With over two million UK consumers likely to come across the Insurance Choice Awards in the next 12 months, we'll also be encouraging more potential customers to do business with the winners."

Categories up for grabs

Our categories cover the whole gamut of insurance - from small companies offering speciality gadget insurance through to large multinationals with multiple life and general insurance products. We’re also recognising technology and innovation in this fast-paced industry with some new categories...

Top-level awards

Best Overall Insurance Company

Best Overall Insurance Broker

Customer Service Champion

Treating Customers Fairly Champion

Innovation of the Year

Best Newcomer

Best Insurance App

16 product-specific awards

Best Breakdown Cover Provider

Best Car Insurance Provider

Best Home Insurance Provider

Best Health Insurance Provider

Best Landlord Insurance Provider

Best Motorbike Insurance Provider

Best Pet Insurance Provider

Best Student Insurance Provider

Best Travel Insurance Provider

Best Life Insurance Provider

Best Caravan Insurance Provider

Best Cycle Insurance Provider

Best Gadget Insurance Provider

Best Specialist Insurance Provider

Best Wedding Insurance Provider

Best Business Insurance Provider

New categories

To reflect the ever-changing face of insurance, we’ve added some new categories this year. “Best Insurance App” will showcase the insurance companies who are producing great apps that make managing and dealing with insurance products easier, as well as newer FinTech companies who are disrupting the industry through new modes of distribution and policy management.

“Innovation of the Year” will look at the most exciting and fresh ideas in insurance in the last 12 months with everything from advances in telematics through to pay-as-you-go insurance.

Finally, “Best Newcomer” celebrates the up-and-coming insurance companies who are making waves with their customers, and taking on the established global insurers.

Key dates

Voting commences: 3rd July 2017

Finalists announced: 11th September 2017

Voting ends: 1st October 2017

Winners revealed at event: 12th October 2017

All will be revealed...

At our Insurance Choice Awards ceremony! After thirteen weeks of consumer voting, we’ll announce all of the winners in front of 150+ guests at an exclusive Mayfair location.

We’ll be throwing a celebration for the best insurance companies in the UK at The Lansdowne Club. A private members club, where 18th century grandeur meets stylish Art Deco. Steeped in history, this unique and inspirational setting provides the backdrop for a must attend insurance event.

We’ll be hosting a champagne reception, a three course meal with a well-known host, plenty of wine, entertainment, and well as a few surprises. Interested in attending on the night? Get in touch with us here for ticket or sponsor enquiries.

For insurance firms that simply wish to take part, we've prepared a media pack and some digital assets which you are free to use. Head over to our Insurance Choice Awards website to find out more.

Win £1000 by voting today!

We’ve upped the prize for consumers taking part this year, too. Every single vote in the awards will be automatically entered into our prize draw to win £1000 in cash. Leaving a vote here takes less than two minutes. We’ll announce the lucky winner on the 12th October at the event, but you’ve got to cast your vote to be in with a chance. Full terms and conditions can be found here - best of luck!